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>>> the scandal grows p. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie
in the wake of the investigation. >> reporter: rebekkah brooks was her prodigy. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer about the phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of news of the world. she insisted that she knew nonoing. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in salacious, page one stories that the news of the world was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source. >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell the head of the scotland yard resigning. he said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the exat the present time of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday murdochened his son james are scheduled to appear for british house of xhons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue t t lead hs company or even keep it together. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, gusty winds, hail and flash flooding from minneapolis to new york down to d.c. pop-up showers in south florida ar
custody after hours of questioning. >> the head of scotland yard has stepped down even though this top cop insists he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdock's protege and it's said he considered her his other daughter. sunday she went to scotland yard to answer questions about the cell phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of the tabloid newspaper "news of the world." that they hacked the cell phones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell. the head of scotland yard resigning. surpail stevenson said he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists, nor of the alleged bribery of police officers by "news of the world" reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdock and his son ja
scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of this comes while their department continues to make arrests. on sunday they arrested rebekah brooks, i high-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of
in britain where each day brings fresh revelations. tonight, scotland yard's lead investigator says there may be as many as 4,000 victims in the case against rupert murdoch's media empire and among them, former prime minister gordon brown who says his family's privacy was violated by a story that hit very close to home. stephanie goss has the report from london. >> reporter: the british public wants answers. rupert murdoch and top executive, rebecca brooks have all been asked to testify next week before a parliament committee. the powerful trio have yet to agree but "news international" the subsidiary that ran "the news of the world" is already defending itself against the latest allegations. in an interview on the bbc today, former prime minister, gordon brown, accused "news international" of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened because of the links with criminals. >> reporter: in 2006, a murdoch paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son has cystic fibrosis. now brown questions th
police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the connection scotland yard or actually the allegations that they mishandled the investigation into the phon
over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise
the resignation of the scotland yard chief an assistant police commissioner. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arrested and released over the weekend. she is now expected to testify about the case could just ahead, cedric entertainer joins us to talk about his new show. >> there is a cold front showing up on the radar in the northeast. showers and storms are moving into pennsylvania, but it will not bring a change and temperatures, just a chance for storms. let's get a live look outdoors. steamy humid 291 at b.w.i. >> and now your insta-weather- plus forecast with ava marie. >> we are going to take into the temperatures outdoors across the state. it is hard to look at these. is only the noon hour. 92 at the harbor, 91, b.w.i. chestertown at 87. ocean city, 87. a sliver of hope towards the west. temperatures are stuck in the 70's in places like oakland. that is the exception rather than of the rule. we have concerns over air quality. stagnant, high pollution levels, at least for a sensitive groups. code orange right now. if you have asthma or respiratory problems, limit your
in the past 24 hours as part of the investigation. scotland yard says he was questioned on suspicion of corruption. our political editor reports. >> can you tell us what happened? >> what happened, the cops nikced cameron's man. >> are you the fall guy for this scandal? >> he was arrested and questioned for nine hours at the police station today on suspicion of conspiring to intercept the indications and corruption's. his former boss had thought that the stand would disappear. instead, it exploded in his face. the prime minister decided to plead guilty for failing to take seriously the epidemic of phone hacking. >> we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue and to get on top of the bad practices, to change the way our newspapers are regulated. we have not gripped this issue. >> there was mitigating circumstances. they wanted the papers to help him win. >> their relationship became too close. we were all in this world and wanted the support of newspapering groups. did we ask questions about how these organizations are regulated and malpractice and the rest of it. no, we did
@foxnews.com. ♪ >> welcome back to "the five." it was 1998, there was a flight over scotland, pan am flight, blown out of the air. a terrorist suspect was convicted and sent to scotland for life. after only spending eight years, there was a release to release him, released back to libya, and turns out this gentleman was seen the past weekend at a proceed-qaddafi rally in libya. there he is. see him right there, with the hat on there, maybe the little thing to cover his face? >> the fake mask. >> here's a guy who killed hundreds and hundreds of people, trying to head back to syracuse during the christmas holiday 1998 free. >> shocking, we can't trust the libyans. look, the can you made a huge, huge, huge mistake on this. the foreign secretary today, william hague, came out and said, when i saw the footage of him at that rally, i knew we'd made a grave error. look where we're at. we're at, the brits are at with libya. no peace on the ground. it's an absolute disaster, and no end in sight. the nonwar war. >> this dude got released because he was supposed to die. he reminds me of louis farrakhan. he's bee
's office. >> we are also get, reports scotland yard is beefing up its team of investigators working the case as well. >> reporter: we have always known there is the possibility this investigation could go further. we have now been able to confirm that. the information commission says that they handed over details to the police of another private investigator that was illegally harvesting information and then selling it on to newspapers. newspapers that are not news international newspapers. among the top newspapers, according to the information commission, "the daily mail," "the daily mirror," those are not news international papers and it does seem now that they, too, may be included as part of the ongoing police investigation. one of the inning things is this is not necessarily phone hacking. this could be something called blagging which is impersonating somebody to try to get personal information about them. that is illegal here and also according to the information commission, corruption. this would be mean payouts basically to get that sort of information illegally. the details
reportedly invited the duke and duchess of cambridge on a family vacation in balmoral scotland. the queen is looking forward to spending quality time with kate to get to know her better. it's the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen and duke of edd edinborough usually spend time there in september. >>> the u.s. women's soccer team with a heartbreaking loss to japan. in the shootout, a near miss by the u.s. and clutch scoring by japan sealed the american women's fate as japan won the shootout 4-2 to win the world cup. after the game, star forward abby wambach tipped her cap to japan, but she was understandably frustrated at the outcome. >> obviously, it's not what we wanted. we wanted a gold medal. we wanted to bring the cup home. seems like the japanese team had nerves of steel. their keeper makes a couple good saves on our penalties, and that's the difference. >> meanwhile, japan is celebrating its first ever women's world cup title. the victory is seen as an emotional boost for japan, which is still dealing with the damage and devastation from that earthqua
. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal had anything to do with that. i don't know that any of that went on here and as of right now, it's still in london. a lot of folks want to bring it here. >> what is your opinion on that, ed? >> other than the potential hacking into the 9/11 victims, i'm not sure pat is wrong on this. he may be right. the one thing we don't want it to become, speaking as a democratic progressive. we don't want it to be a witch hunt on murdock. we don't need that. >> right. >> the story is bad enough on its own. >> andrea, let me invite you in on this. we are expecting testimony from murdock and his son tomorrow. that's going to be a circus-like scene. it's unclear who had connection to all of this. >> i think they all have connections. anyone who has lived or worked there knows. peter you spent a lot of time in london, you know the close connectio
officers for information. scotland yard is already investigating allegations that they hacked into the voicemails of murder victims, families of fallen soldiers, celebrities, and politicians. >>> groupon is now getting more personal. they announced they'll collect more information about its users. it sent e-mails about the privacy policy change to its 83 million users this weekend. groupon will share collected information with other businesses in an effort to bring you more relevant deals, it says. it named the travel website expedia as one business partner that allows it to offer users more categories for coupons. some analysts say the privacy policy change is one step in groupon becoming a public company. >>> if you've walked around outdoors in the middle of the day in the washington area, you know it's been a hot summer. now the area's oppressive heat and stifling humidity have earned the nation's capital a dubious honor. the weather channel has ranked washington, d.c., the sixth hottest city in the country. and we've been ranked the hottest city in the northeast. we found
. the controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> but at the moment, he seems unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and a neighbor to the prime minister. the pair have met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so
as scotland. >> we adore them and we just happened to be hire at tere at t time. >> we watched the wedding and we heard they were coming to l.a. >> reporter: southern california is the couple's only stop during their three day u.s. visit. though elton john and david and victor i can't remember beckham have homes here, they'll stay at the british council general's mansion in hancock park where they were welcomed friday night by top state and city leaders. next on the agenda, prince william plays in a clarity polo match in santa barbara, then they'll help promote the british film industry at a black tie event for the british academy of film and television arts. jina kim, nbc news, beverly hills. >>> coming up on 16 after the hour. a little polo, hollywood time. i would imagine there will be a lot of celeb brrity visiting. >> and do you let him win? some people say yes. i say you'll be wren written down in the record books if you beat him. anyway, we have plenty of sunshine coming our way. we'll talk about all the detail -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in t
that scotland yard has made an arrest in the scandal that has rocked rupert murdoch's media empire and yet another remainor how serious the hacking investigation is. london's top police officer faces a public grilling today. dan rivers is on that for us. dan, what do you think? >> reporter: paul stevenson, the top policeman in the uk, is being questioned at the moment by the metropolitan police authority. particularly coming under pressure because, this morning, they arrested a former deputy editor i "the news of the world" neil wallace, arrest number nine as part of this and the other inquiry into corrupt or bribing police officials for information. now, the important thing is here is already we know one of the senior policemen in scotland yard john yates has already admitted having lunches with neil wallace, the man now arrested. a lot of pressure on one senior policeman, john yates, therefore, top pleasure on the top policemen. rupert and james murdoch are hounded in the people behind the building me to come and appear and justify what happened in their newspapers. james murdoch saying
. >> absolutely. scotland yard has been embarrassed by the whole situation. scotland yard is taking a very aggressive tactic addressing rebekah brooke. they are getting involve and they not only sounded like they didn't run their newspapers, they sound like they didn't even head their newspapers. anyone who read news of the world or the sun could tell that there were hacked voice mails in there and they had no idea they didn't have the proof. >> give us perspective he was passionate about newspapers. >> sure. this was the best selling newspaper in britain a lot of people and analysts within news corp. said why don't we get rid of the non-money makers and other media venchers. murdoch is an old newspaper man and that's how we came up. he has a sentimental attachment to the papers and when it comes to this side of the atlantic where he keeps the new york post and loses a lot of money and has a lot of influence in new york and nationally, it's because it's part of his power base. that paper and other outlets provide coverage to people who she sympathetic to. not as people who are on the other
official, like a scotland yard office, or news corp hid bribes by falsifying books and records and that latter possibility is really the more likely one, because almost no company has disclosed they are paying bribes. somewhere in news corp there will be liability if you hid bribes that, were, in fact, paid. >> in terms of exposure to the american part of the company, am i right in thinking that if that is proven if there were bribes being paid, either anonymously or in fake names, whatever it may be, if it were paid by news international, a british company, does that still impact on the american part of the business? >> there are two distinctions here, if the bribes are paid by news international, i think it is unlikely that u.s. prosecutors would want to go after bribery to british governmental officials. i think they would still be interested in the books and records of news corp. news international is conso consolidated with news corp. and those records fail to disclosed there were bribes paid. and $8 million in stock value has disappeared over the last couple of weeks. the
player in a private ceremony in scotland's capital today. she wore an ivory silk down by one of the queen's favorite designers. >>> a ten-hour interrogation of the norway terror suspect reveals he planned to attack other targets. investigators are not saying what the other targets were. >>> and in italy, dna evidence came under scrutiny today at the appeal trial of amanda knox, she is the mesh studeamerican stude convicted of the murder of her british roommate. two key pieces of evidence used to convict her should not have been admitted. >>> back in the u.s. now. warren jeffs, the polygamous sect leader on trial for sexual assault of a child says he can defend himself better than anyone else so he fired his lawyers. i talked with the legal guys about this move earlier today. >> i think he fired his attorneys so he could stare down any of the prosecution witnesses that are put on the stand from his cult and intimidate them. but the other day in court, he basically told a judge, if anybody rules against him, are ahe has any problems as a result of this, everyone will suffer and they're goin
at scotland yard who quit earlier this week facing a separate panel. >> i think we need -- differently in the future, am the media differently. integrity in tact and my conscience is clear. >> reporter: reading from the statement at the end of his parliamentary session, he vows to help police get to the bottom of the phone-hacking scandal and hopes to win back the public's trust. amy kellogg, fox 5 news. >> the paulout continues to grow tonight. -- fallout continues tonight. gene is joining us to talk about the developments. thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome, shawn. >> i want to play you a brief snippet of some of rupert murdoch's testimony today in front of parliament and get your take. all right. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you're responsible for this whole 53asco? nope. >> you have -- you're not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run and then maybe the people they trusted. i work -- for 52 years and i would trust him with my life. all right, so we heard there the testimony from rupert murdoch. he not only denied responsibility but his company wa
of taking bribes. the head of scotland yard resigned without warning today. police were under attack for having hired a form news of the world deputy editor as a consultant, the editor arrested friday. the metropolitan police commissioner said he had nothing to hide. and felt the media attention was a to himself and colleagues and with demands on police, he felt he had to step aside. >> i carry the ultimate responsibility for the position we find ourselves in. with hindsight, i wish we had judged the matters involved in this affair differently. i didn't, and that's that. >> reporter: rebecca brooks was arrested in connection with conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption stemming from the allegations of bribing police for information. brooks has always claimed she didn't know about the alleged phone hacking that went on under her watch as editor of the news of world several years back. in london, april kellogg, fox news. >>> former egyptian president is reportedly in a coma. that is the word tonight from a lawyer for the 83-year-old. a medical official at the hospital whe
relatively speaking. it's going to go on in scotland, certainly low key, though compared to the glawrms ceremony of prince william and kate middleton. about 300 people on the guest list today. security is intense. the church is apparently very small. i hope we get to see some pictures out of there, though. you know, us girls, we always love to see the dress. >> okay. >> >>> we're going to be talking football in a few minutes. but first let's talk weather. >> we're manning up in the weather department here where we see more sunshine headed your way by this afternoon as the morning low clouds and fog prevail this morning as you would expect this time of year. taking a look out from the transamerica building we see lots of low cloud cover here. in and around the bay this morning with, again, the fog expected to give way to mostly sunny skies by this afternoon. we do have the added ingredient here of some thunderstorm activity moving up from the desert southwest. now, the green areas here show you where it's likely today, down around yosemite, into the foothills of the sierra. it'll be movi
at scotland yard. i always put the victim fifirst but here i didn't follow my principle, and that is my greatest regret. this morning, murdock arrived here in london from the u.s. to try to contain the crisis. but it may be too late. it may have already derailed a plan to take over the $20 billion b sky b satellite network. >> i think people learn about the fufu extent of what happened, what started as a public relations nightmare could become a financial problem. >> reporter: not just a financial problem, also a legal problem. murdoch's own son is one of many people who could face criminal charges. a footnote, here on the independent sunday, a little jab at "the news of the world," no phone hacking, no law breaking just good, honest journalism. bianna. >>> no doubt a huge shock for the publication world. jeffrey, thank you. some of those newspapers will cover why we're here in los angeles. of coursrstalking about the royal couple in america. last night in this theater, it was all about hollywood glamour and star power. who better than abc's bob woodruff to tell us about the night? it w
. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> repor
of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really extraordinary. >> rose: there was a headline,lm reuters saying, is britain more corrupt it thinks? >> i tnk we need to be careful before moving too far in that direction. this is not italy. this is certainly not a banana republic. what we've seen is an entangling of media and politicians and police, a kind of causeuasi new establishment with roles not being clearly enough defined. i think the second point to makeis that let's not forget britain has a very vibrant competitive press. and this story was exposed, not by a police inquire race, not by a parliamentary committee, but by a leading british newspaper "the guardian," helped a little bit by "the new york times," which crucially broke the story that broke the news internat
of july 8, 1998, an oil and gas platform off the coast of scotland was a scene of a dramatic disaster. suddenly burst into flames because of a massive gas leak on board. as the alfa exploded and burned in the ocean, hundreds of crew members on the rig were thrust into a fight for their lives. for hours giant fire balls engulfed the rig, feeding the flames. then on july 8, 1988, this day, the massive loss of life resulting from the disaster started to become evident. >> rescue workers in the north sea say they have given up any hope of finding anymore of the 149 men still missing in the oil rig fire there. 17 men are confirmed dead. >> one survivor called it a big bang, turned the huge platform into an inferno. the platform split in two, most workers were in sleep, trapped in their bedrooms. >> after the piper alpha exploded, rescue vessels arrived on scene to put out the flames. even though the rescue vessels were experiencing difficulties. then there was the main firefighting vessel, the one you see here, it was crippled by its own bad design. its rescue bridge and firefighting syste
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